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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All programs are held on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Town Hall (Sudbury Center) unless otherwise indicated.

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see below for the list or check out our video library.

For a printable version of the 2013-2014 calendar of events, click here (pdf file).


January 12th, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 PM    Puritans Make a Village
Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.
February 2, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 PM    The King Philip War in Sudbury
Town Historian Lee Swanson and a supporting cast will bring to life what happened in Sudbury in April 1676.
March 2, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 PM    Railroads in Sudbury
Knowledgeable railroad enthusiasts Dick Williamson, Henry Keutmann and Bill Davies will tell of the two railroads that served Sudbury.
April 6th, 2014 (Sunday) 3:00 PM   Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests

As a part of Sudbury’s and Wayland’s 375th anniversary celebration, the Sudbury Historical Society presents a concert in honor of one of the founders and the first minister of the Sudbury Plantation, the Reverend Edmund Brown. He was known for being a good-standing Puritan minister and for being a wealthy citizen of the plantation, possessing the largest amount of property in the plantation. Surprisingly, he was also an amateur musician, traveling to the colony with a bass viol and his library of 180 books – some of which were certainly music books.

Since any records of exactly what books he had no longer exist, the concert attempts to recreate the books of music that would have been in the Rev. Brown’s library. The selections were based on the most popular pieces for viols and church music in 16th-17th century England, featuring pieces by Byrd, Gibbons, Kirbye, and more.

The concert will be performed on period-instruments by 4 members of the Boston-area viol consort “Long & Away” and soprano Sarah Orlovsky.

$20 per person. Please note the special time and place for this program. This event will be held at First Parish Church in Sudbury Center.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sudbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

April 18th, 2014 (Friday) 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM   Red Cross Blood Drive at Town Hall
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 7 PM at Town Hall in memory of where it was done in 1932-1959. Roll up your sleeves and either give or help. The Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute & Alarm will assist.
May 4th, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 PM    War Memorials of Sudbury
Rachael Goodrich presents an overview of Sudbury’s Monuments and Memorials including interesting facts discovered while researching them and an update on the Sudbury Monument Restoration Project.
June 8th, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 PM    The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775
Presented by George Quintal. Each man had his own history and his own family and George will introduce us to these individual men who marched to fight in Concord and the route they took to get there.

Past Programs

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

November 11th, 2012 Book Launch for Sudbury in Arcadia's Images of America series video of presentationdetails ...

October 7th, 2012 The Real Wayside Inn video of presentationdetails ...

September 23rd, 2012 Discover Historic Sudbury Center family walking tour video of presentationdetails ...

June 10th, 2012 The Nelson Fairbank Diaries, 1870 to 1880 video of presentationdetails ...

May 6th, 2012The Jacob Bigelow, Jr. Story  video of presentationdetails ...

April 1st, 20122 The South Sudbury Naborhood (King Philip Historic District) video of presentationdetails ...

March 11th, 2012 The Camp Sewataro Story video of presentationdetails ...

February 5th, 2012 Signature Quilts & the Stories They Tell video of presentationdetails ...

January 8th, 2012 Appraisal: Antiques and Collectibles video of presentationdetails ...

November 6, 2011 Book Launch for “From Your Loving Son” video of presentationdetails ...

October 2, 2011 Walking Tour of Historic Sudbury Center video of presentationdetails ...

September 18, 2011 Ancestor Day with the Noyes Family video of presentationdetails ...

June 12, 2011 History of the Ti-SALES Neighborhood video of presentationdetails ...

May 1, 2011 Bus Tour of Prohibition Sites of Sudburydetails ...

April 3, 2011 Town Meeting Tonight video of presentationdetails ...

March 6, 2011 Ice — The Old Fashioned Way video of presentationdetails ...

February 6, 2011 The Sudbury Savoyards video of presentationdetails ...

January 9, 2011 The Mary Rowlandson Story video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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